Constitution, Principles, and Charter

The ISS Constitution is a two way contract between an individual and the society, with clearly defined responsibilities for both parties.  The Summation of Principles, as defined in the fourth paragraph of the Constitution, is the responsibilities of the individual toward the society.  The Charter, as defined in the third paragraph of the Constitution, is the responsibilities of the society toward the individual.

The present principles for which members of the society are responsible can be summarized as follows:

  • practising self-wellness
  • perpetuating a cycle of wellness to all people
  • pursuing excellence in their abilities
  • empowerment of marginalised people
  • refraining from providing false information to others, and from withholding information of importance to others, except when doing so protects rights or freedoms
  • making contributions to their society in a fair way so that the things necessary for the society to function, and things shared by society, have a means of being provided
  • being available to have their conduct discussed when any one else believes that their conduct has been unlawful, through the justice system defined by the society
  • respecting the laws of others in one’s proximity, and if finding any particular laws to be inconsistent with ISS principles, asking for an official response from the society in the External Legislation Registry to find out whether following those laws is a condition of membership

(For a full list of the details of the above principles, read the Summation of Principles.)

In addition to the laws that the members agree to individually uphold, there are also laws that govern the society as a whole as to how it treats its individual members, and how it treats humanity in general. These laws are called the society’s Charter. The Charter presently contains the following requirements:

  • members who wish to see changes to the society’s laws (as in the Summation of Principles or Charter) have the right for the prime representative to work with them on these changes
  • members have the right to a form of media that allows them to be heard by the entire society when they have something to say
  • all of the rights expressed in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights are recognised by the society as being deserved by all people
  • all present members have the right to be consulted prior to a new member being accepted
  • when termination of a membership is considered, the member has the right to a fair and democratic system of justice to discuss the conduct in question, which includes the right to a trial by jury
  • members have the right to be informed for a reasonable period of time before the society’s laws are changed in any way (see amendments)
  • members have the right for the prime representative to collaborate with their other electorally supported representatives in making decisions
  • members have the right to refuse to accept the position of prime representative, and to refuse votes asking them to take that position, or any other position of public representation
  • members have the right to the stability of knowing that their elected officials will not be suddenly changed without a reasonable amount of notice
  • members have the right to ask for the society’s official decision about any law made by an external government (such as the government of Canada). Members have the right to know whether the society deems any such law to be consistent with ISS principles and therefore required conduct for members. Members have the right to have those decisions printed in an External Legislation Registry (ELR). Members have the right to ask ISS representatives to be brought before ISS judiciary when they don’t believe decisions in the ELR are consistent with the society’s principles. Members have the right to the society’s protection, to the extent of its abilities, when an external government imposes a law that is not consistent with ISS principles upon them.

(For a full list of the details of the above rights, read the ISS Charter.)

Any one who is willing to adhere to ISS principles, and to recognise the society’s responsibility to provide all people the rights in the Charter, has the right to join the society. The prime representative may be asked for membership and, if there is no reasonable doubt as to the requester’s willingness to accept these conditions, their membership will be accepted.

Section 3 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees citizens the right to vote in an election of members of a legislative assembly. All Canadian legislative assemblies offer the means to exercise this right on one arbitrary day, and then the right is unjustifiably denied for as much as five years. The ISS does not ever deny this right at any point in time.

If the Crown is willing to follow its own laws, then it must acknowledge that ISS members have the right to be responsible solely to ISS laws, and not the laws of any other legislative assemblies in Canada, such as Provincial Legislatures. This was addressed in the Federal Court of Canada in 2012, and then discontinued with the intention of instead handling the matter in Provincial Court.  In preparation for this, a letter was sent to the Attorney General of British Columbia, accompanied by a further letter to the Queen of all Canadians that refer to the Crown as their government.  After receiving a response, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  Concurrently, a letter has been sent to a member of the Senate of Canada, addressing constitutional issues.  The results of this petition can be found here.  Since then, a letter has been sent to the Minister of National Revenue.

Section 52 of the 1982 Constitution Act states that the Constitution of Canada is “the supreme law of Canada”, and that “any law that is not consistent with the Constitution” is “of no force or effect to the extent of the inconsistency”.  Many laws in Canada have been created by legislative assemblies that deny section 3 Charter rights for periods of time without demonstrable justification.  Therefore, some of these laws may be regarded as being “of no force or effect” with regard to members of the Interactive Sovereign Society.

7 thoughts on “Constitution, Principles, and Charter

  1. Hi, I am an activist in my own community, Peterborough Ontario, which I seem to be one of the very few…Currently addressing the unlawful courts, and city issues concerning Floride in the water supply…I am interested in becoming a member in this organization. Please inform me as this is done, and keep me up to date on your progress!

    • I look forward to seeing You included as a member of the society in the near future, Robert. As the Secretary of the society, please feel free to take advantage of my services in providing any information or consultation about the society’s nature, whenever You wish.

  2. “Principles and Charter | Interactive Sovereign Society” was indeed a
    fantastic article, cannot help but wait to look over more of ur blogs.
    Time to waste a little time on-line haha. Regards ,
    Kristin

  3. I am curious, a society within an already pre-existing society such as Canada or the USA, which already has laws and statutes and codes, can not lawfully supersede those laws in place, for example; drug regulations, licensing and registration, building codes, etc…. Even if those laws violate the existing agreement(Constitutions) but have been crafted through legislation and legalese methods. How, without a significant number of participants can this society enable an individual to not be bound by a ‘external’ governments rule while the individual is quartered within the geographical boundaries defined by that ‘external’ entity? If I were to join, lets say, how would the Society be able to assist me in traveling by my choice of conveyance through multiple jurisdictions of the ‘external’ government without having the permission of that government

    • The ISS has no members in the USA yet. All of our work so far at establishing and maintaining a status in the law for our members has been in Canada.

      To answer your question, some more information is needed.

      If a person in the jurisdictions to which You are referring is travelling by choice of conveyance, what laws exist in those jurisdictions for citizens under governance of the People of the USA and to what extent do You find those laws to be consistent with ISS principles?

      If any of those laws are inconsistent with ISS principles to any extent, then the ISS will work to assure that any attempt made by a law enforcement officer to hold You accountable to those laws shall be dismissed by the courts.

      I am curious to know your opinion. If a Group of People build a road, then should They have any say in determining how that road is used?

      • Curious, just had a quick read through your various pages. Have not seen anywhere to remove name from membership.
        Where is opt out option?
        Where is direct democracy input?
        Why are these important mechanisms not front and centre?

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